The development of creative abilities is vital to survive. Teaching in a creative way is essential to make learning a process that all students can enjoy and benefit from.
European education has a critical need to find a way to weave creativity within education settings.
Teaching and learning by embedding the arts into school curriculum is the answer.
Arts involve emotional intelligence, and brain changes are most extensive and powerful when emotion is part of learning. The chemicals of emotions modify synapses and modifications of synapses is the very root of learning.
Furthermore, by offering innumerable opportunities for experiential, sensory learning that engages the emotions -
The arts are arguably the most important tool a teacher has to engage the emotions.
Examples of using the arts to teach curricular subjects: teaching maths through sculpture, chemistry through dance, history with painting, science with music, geography with drama.
ARTinED was extremely successful, receiving praise and maximum score by the experts of the European Commission. The project activities were tested by a crowd of enthusiastic teachers who are waiting for updates and new resources. . Exploitation of the project was very effective indeed. A result is visible in Sweden where the leader institution of the present application is currently working along with the Ministry of Education, regional and local authorities, on developing a school in Sweden based on the ARTinED methodology. The school would act as a catalyst for innovation for the entire country and would contribute to include new concepts in education.